Minions: The Rise of Gru Movie

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Minions: The Rise of Gru takes us back to bad as we explore the origin story of young Gru and his Minions, giving us a first-hand look at how they became the world’s most despicable team.

Who's Involved:

Dolph Lundgren, Steve Carell, Chris Meledandri, Jean-Claude Van Damme, RZA, Chris Renaud, Michelle Yeoh, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Taraji P. Henson, Danny Trejo, Alan Arkin, Pierre Coffin, Janet Healy, Kyle Balda, Brian Lynch, Lucy Lawless, Brad Ableson

Release Date:

Friday, July 1, 2022 Nationwide

some action/violence and rude humor
Runtime: 1 hr, 27 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.

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Who stars in Minions: The Rise of Gru: Cast List

... Kevin (voice)

Despicable Me 4, Minions  

... Gru (voice)

If, Despicable Me 4  

... Belle Bottom (voice)

The Color Purple, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie  

... Master Chow (voice)

The Tiger's Apprentice, Avatar: The Way of Water  

Problemista, The Next Three Days  

... Jean Clawed (voice)

The Muppets, Welcome to the Jungle  

... Nunchuk (voice)

Eurotrip, The Changeover  

... Svengeance (voice)

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Expendables 4  

... Stronghold (voice)

The Book of Life, The Night They Came Home  

... Dr. Nefario (voice)

Despicable Me, Under the Boardwalk  

... Marlena Gru (voice)

Despicable Me, Despicable Me 3  

... Wild Knuckles (voice)

The Muppets, Get Smart  

Who's making Minions: The Rise of Gru: Crew List

A look at the Minions: The Rise of Gru behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Kyle Balda last directed Despicable Me 3 and Minions. The film's writer Brian Lynch last wrote The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Minions.


Brian Lynch


Janet Healy
Chris Meledandri
Chris Renaud

Production: What we know about Minions: The Rise of Gru?

Key Facts

  1. Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ʼ70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff.
  2. Minions: The Rise of Gru stars Oscar® nominee Steve Carell, returning in the role of Gru, and features a thrilling new cast of stars, including Oscar® winner Alan Arkin, Taraji P. Henson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren and Danny Trejo. The film also features Russell Brand, Michelle Yeoh and Oscar® winner Julie Andrews.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - June: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2020 - February: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2017 - December: The film was set to Production  status.

Minions: The Rise of Gru Release Date: When was the film released?

Minions: The Rise of Gru was a Nationwide release in 2022 on Friday, July 1, 2022. There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including The Princess, Code Name Banshee and Attack on Finland.

Minions: The Rise of Gru DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Minions: The Rise of Gru was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Friday, September 2, 2022 .

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